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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Q. I've noticed that food labels list sodium content, but the numbers mean nothing to me. How much is bad?

Diet experts recommend a daily consumption of less than 2,400 milligrams (mg), which is the amount of sodium in a teaspoon of table salt. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may advise limiting yourself to 1,500 mg of sodium a day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Barbara S. Witkus and Albert Q. Weaver, 838 Lizard Creek Road, Andreas, West Penn Township.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The 79th Annual Reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Palmerton Memorial Park beginning at 1 p.m. Family members are asked to bring a covered dish. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch. Bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo.

Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The 32nd annual reunion of the descendants of George and Lillie (Eaches) Walck will take place at the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 28.

The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m.

Guests are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert and an item for the Chinese Auction or the cakeWalck, as well as recipes for inclusion in the family cookbook.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Michael Allen Hadzick, 906 E. Main St., Weatherly, and Leann Kling, 900 E. Main St., Weatherly.

Joshua Andrew Hermann and Kimberly Ann Campeggio, 14007 Fairway Court, San Antonio, Texas.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
ABBY MASENHEIMER/TIMES NEWS Lutheran Church of St. John in the Heights clothing giveaway volunteer Miram Borosh helped fold and sort all of the donations for this year's free clothing drive for the needy.

The basement at the Lutheran Church of St. John in the Heights, Jim Thorpe, has enough clothing, shoes and other goodies to rival Macy's, but better yet, it's all free and it's to help a good cause.

The church's annual clothing giveaway for the needy will begin Thursday, Aug. 4 and will run for three weeks.

The church's makeshift clothing store will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 and 18; from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 12 and 19; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 13 and 20.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A free community luncheon will be held at Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The 69th annual Marsh Family Reunion will be held on Aug. 14, at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1. The meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Families attending are asked to bring either a salad or dessert for the event. Family members with the last name beginning with A through M should bring a salad; N through Z should bring a dessert.

Prizes for youngest male and female, oldest male and female, traveling the farthest, the most recently married couple, longest married couple, and the largest family present will be awarded.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

New York Times best-seller and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry of Doylestown will present "Romance With the Unknown: The Supernatural in Fiction" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The meeting and workshop are open to the public. There is a workshop fee for non-PLRW members.

Monday, August 1, 2011
MARY GILDEA MACK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Some of the Outreach members and the barrels that are being prepared for shipment to Sierra Leone in September. From left, the Rev. James Sandy, Linda Balliet, Mary Ellen Ogozalek (holding grandson Logan), Mary Kruzik, Steve Kruzik, Faye Hlavaty and Dorothy Kuhn.

It started with a strange phone call, laughs Mary Ellen Ogozalek. She, along with Dorothy Kuhn, is an organizer of the Lansford Catholic Parishes Outreach Group volunteers who meet once a month to discuss and work on various projects such as Prayer Shawls, hosting the AARP Safe Driver Program, Christmas Chimneys and others.

First on the home phone and then on her cell Ogozalek heard a lyrical voice asking for a call back. Needless to say, she was puzzled. It was not unusual to get a call on the home phone, but she could not understand how someone got the cell number.